Kawayan Folk Arts

Kawayan Folk Arts is premiering a new Habanera dance this Sunday between 3-4PM. Featuring the Philippine rondalla, accompanied by the Japanese taishōgoto, masks, and fans.

Kawayan Folk Arts is a performing arts troupe based in the South Bay Area, California. Kawayan (Kah-wah-yuhn), meaning “bamboo” in Tagalog, references the Philippine creation myth where the first man and woman emerged from a piece of bamboo. Their ethnic music and dance performances are composed with traditional Filipino elements, steps, and musical instruments to depict narrative stories and cultural motifs.